SFBC Winterfest 2012

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The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) held their 17th annual Winterfest event on Sunday, December 2nd at City View on the Metreon rooftop in downtown San Francisco.

Over a thousand attendees came and enjoyed an evening of bicycle-themed art, raffle prizes, and auction items while sipping on beer from New Belgium Brewery and munching on nosh from Banh Mi Love You Long Time and others.  Musical entertainment was powered by Rock the Bike.

SFBC Executive Director, Leah Shahum, gave an update on the SFBC’s progress and emphasized the challenges that still lie ahead for bicycle improvements in the city.  The audience cheered whenever a successful bike lane project was featured in the slideshow.  Leah closed with an expressive and sincere thank you to all the members and volunteers.

Here are some photos from the event:

The event was held in the gorgeous City View space on the rooftop of the Metreon in downtown SF.

The event was held in the gorgeous City View space on the rooftop of the Metreon in downtown SF.

The decor was bike lane themed with a long rug resembling a city street and table cloths resembling green bike lanes.

The decor was bike lane-themed with a long black rug resembling a city street and table cloths resembling green bike lanes.

Admission included a free cup of beer from New Belgium Brewery.

Admission included one complimentary beer from New Belgium Brewery.

Leah Shahum is proud of the SFBC's and bike community's accomplishments but warns about the challenges that lie ahead.  She says all the low hanging fruit have been plucked.

Leah Shahum stepped onto the stage and gave a speech. She’s happy for the progress that has been made but warns about the challenges that lie ahead. All the low hanging fruit have been picked and now the hard stuff is next.  They need the community’s support more than ever.

The crowd would cheer every time a successful bike project was shown in the slideshow.

During the speech, the crowd would cheer every time a successful bike project was shown in the slideshow.

Neal Patel, Planning Director at the SFBC smiles for our camera.

Neal Patel, Planning Director for the SFBC, smiles for our camera.

Leah Shahum, Executive Director of the SFBC, takes a photo with an SFBC member.

Leah Shahum, wearing a very cute black fascinator, takes a photo with a member.

Brett & Karen Thurber, proprietors of The New Wheel Bicycle Shop in Bernal Heights.

Brett & Karen Thurber are proprietors of The New Wheel Bicycle Shop in Bernal Heights.

One of the auction items was a nice fixie from Mission Bicycle Company.

One of the auction items was a nice fixie from Mission Bicycle Company.

A large city map was posted on a wall and comments about what bike lanes are wanted were solicited by sharpies and post-its.

A large city map was posted up and comments about desired future bike improvements were shared by attendees with sharpies and post-its.

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